Vestibular and hearing loss in genetic and metabolic disorders

Paolo Gasparini, Xavier Estivill, Paolo Fortina

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Hearing loss affects about 4% of people under 45 years of age and comprises a broad spectrum of clinical presentations (congenital or late-onset, conductive or sensorineural, and syndromic or nonsyndromic). Approximately 30% of genetically determined deafness is reported to occur in syndromic form and 70% in nonsyndromic form. This review highlights recent advances in the molecular and genetic basis of hearing loss, which will help in understanding the biology of normal and abnormal hearing.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)35-39
Number of pages5
JournalCurrent Opinion in Neurology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)


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